Meet Our Team

    MKFM is independently run by over 25 presenters and online contributors and our core management team below: 

    Darren Dorrington - Chief Executive

    Darren brings a wealth of experience to MKFM and has led our team since MKFM’s early test broadcasts to our DAB launch in 2013 and FM during 2015.

    As our CEO, Darren is responsible for the stations on-air and online output as well as ensuring we maintain our key commitments and community objectives.

    Darren strongly believes in a 'One Station, One Community' approach, which means MKFM reaches and makes a fundamental difference to everyone in our area through our various platforms.

    Lia Christodoulou - Head of Community and Commercial Partnerships

    Lia has been part of bringing local radio back to Milton Keynes since MKFM's inception in 2011. Having previously worked at Horizon Radio, Lia has always been passionate about the value and power of local radio.

    Lia works closely with local charities and community projects to ensure their vital causes have exposure on-air and online at MKFM. Lia also heads up MKFM's Principal Partner programme and insures our partners are supported and connected within the local community.

    Joanne Ronan - Head of Sales and Advertising

    Joanne has been our Head of Sales and Advertising since January 2017, building our commercial partnerships and creating our sales structure to where it is now.

    Joanne loves to work closely with all of her clients and is very passionate about independent and local businesses in Milton Keynes and all the ways MKFM support them as a business. This dedication can be shown through the business relationships she holds with so many businesses in MK.

    Samantha Carmichael - Head of News

    Sam is MKFM’s Head of News since the start of 2020. After just two months in, Sam was reporting on the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has kept Milton Keynes residents well-informed ever since.

    Sam has full editorial control and manages the news output of MKFM and MKFM.com. Sam is passionate about providing clear and trustworthy stories to people online, on-air, and on social media.

    With everything that has happened over the past year, Sam also likes to highlight the positive goings-on within the local community.

    To further ensure MKFM fulfils its community and funding objectives, our not for profit organisation is supported by Stadium MK.

    MKFM is regulated by the government communications regulator Ofcom.

    Board of Directors

    Pete Winkelman

    Darren Dorrington

    Mark Turner

    Bernadette Winkelman

    Company Secretary and Head of Finance

    Ryan Gawley

    If you have a question regarding MKFM and how we operate, you can email info@mkfm.com and one of our team will respond asap.

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